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Mile High Banks is Now First National Denver

Name change reflects legacy of financial strength with additional equity, increased asset size, expanded lending capacity and enhanced banking services

Denver, CO (May 2, 2014) –Mile High Banks is pleased to announce a new name, First National Denver, effective May 12. First National Denver is part of the First National Family of Banks, which also includes First National Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico and First National Rio Grande in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico. With the unification of the First National Family of Banks, First National Denver has grown its total equity to $263 million and assets to $1.7 billion (as of March 31, 2014).


As the first bank in the Southwest, the First National charter represents a rich heritage of community commitment and financial strength and stability dating back to 1870. The Board of Directors of First National Denver is a representative reflection of the highest level of professionalism and expertise clients will find when working with the Bank. Well-known local Colorado board members include Joe Blake, Chancellor Emeritus of the Colorado State University System; Hank Brown, President Emeritus of the University of Colorado and Former United States Senator; and Linda Childears, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Daniels Fund.

Ken McCormick, CEO of First National Denver states that, “We are excited to bring the First National legacy of service, strength, financial expertise and trust to First National Denver. We are committed to helping business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, individuals and community organizations thrive with the ideal combination of scale and a personalized, collaborative approach. Rooted in the communities we serve, our approach is focused on providing trusted, expert financial solutions to empower personal and business success through economic growth.”

“We are so excited about the future of First National Denver and our continued contributions to the prosperity of our customers and our community,” explains Joe Van Haselen, Group Head of Colorado Commercial Banking. “With a broad range of sophisticated Commercial Lending solutions, state-of-the-art Treasury Management services and the highest caliber Wealth Management offerings, we are poised to offer local expertise and decision making to the business and community leaders in Denver and the surrounding area.”

About the First National Family of Banks
The First National Family of Banks is comprised of First National Denver, First National Santa Fe and First National Rio Grande. As the first bank in the Southwest, the Bank’s charter represents a rich heritage of community commitment and financial strength and stability dating back to 1870. First National operates through 25 branch locations in Colorado

Contact:

Laura Altomare, Vice President, Marketing

505.992.2160, laltomare@firstnational1870.com